Living With MS

Discussing all aspects of Multiple Sclerosis, various treatments, including accurate information regarding Tysabri.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

My Tysabri Diary...

Today is truly one of the saddest days of my life. :'(

This morning, my kitty, Mina, who was 14 years old, broke her back and was paralyzed from her tummy down to her back paws, and was in sooo much pain (she also had been slowly losing her eyesight since Valentine's day this year). I had to put her to sleep this morning - oh God, my heart is breaking in a million pieces. My grief is so overwhelming, I can hardly breath and I just can't stop crying :'(

She was all I had left, she was my baby, and I just could not bear to watch her suffering one more minute.

This post is for her - Thank you my precious Mina - for all the joy and happiness you brought into my life. You helped me survive the death of you brother, the death of my 26 year marriage, and the loss of my legs to MS. We had been through a lot, and now your journey in this life is complete. I pray that you were happy and content living with me all those years.

Rest well my little angel...enjoy your life in Heaven and as you cross the Rainbow Bridge, your brother Milo will be there to meet you. I will see you again when my time and work in this physical life is complete. Until then, I will miss you with all my heart.

Goodbye my sweet babygirl - I will always love you.

Lauren :'(


  • At 7:12 PM, Blogger Cyndee said…

    Oh, Lauren, that is so sad!! I am so sorry!!!
    Animals are one of God's gifts to us and they become our family members. I lost my little dog, 3 years ago, and I had her for 15 years. My heart still breaks.
    God Bless your little Mina.

  • At 3:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Lauren, I too am saddened by your loss. Our cats and other creatures become family members who are just as important as the human beings in our lives, and our grief at their deaths is just as real and understandable. You were kind to make the difficult decision after she sustained the injury. My heart is with you. I will be thinking of you amd little Mina.


  • At 8:11 AM, Blogger S* said…

    I'm sorry to hear about your cat. When my mom was hospitalized a few years back with a severe attack, our 14 year old dog died. I think he was so used to being with her everyday, he just gave up.

    I'm so happy that I found your blog. My mom will be starting Tysabri next week and I'm quite anxious about it. We're holding out hope that it might do something great for her. Right now she can't walk, talk or move much. She's cared for my a home health aide and my father and sister. She's been on everything...Betaseron, Avonex, Rebif, Copaxone. The only thing right now helping her to hang on is Prednisone. I hope beyond hope that Tysabri works to give her some of her life back.

    I can't wait to delve into your blog fully and read about your progress!

    If you're interested, here's a post I wrote about my mom recently:

    Mom MS Post

  • At 3:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Lauren, my deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your sweet kitty. Our pets are truly a gift from God that help us thru life. I hope that knowing you gave Mina a wonderful life full of love will help to ease your pain.


  • At 8:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    So sorry for your loss. You are always in my thoughts.

  • At 9:56 PM, Anonymous Zee said…

    Oh, Lauren - so sorry about your kitty! I'll keep you in my thoughts. I know it doesn't make it any easier to lose her but it sounds like you did what was best for her, and that is the ultimate act of love.

  • At 5:08 AM, Blogger herrad said…

    hello Lauren

    cried my eyes out when I read about your cat Mina. I guess it reminded me of us losing our dog Daisy last year after 12 yrs. We cried for a week did not realise how upset I would be.
    hope you are ok.
    take care

  • At 1:03 PM, Blogger Lauren said…

    Thank you all for your comments, I truly appreciate them.

    I just pray I did the right thing.

    Lauren :(


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